A good steak not only means you need a quality cut or meat but you need to know how to cook it at home to achieve that perfect steak
- A medium hot pan is always best for caramalisation, if you like your steaks rare then get your pan hotter, alternatively if you like your steaks well done then opt for a medium heat.
- Add a splash of olive oil, not too much.
- Next, touch your forehead with your index and middle finger, that is what a well done steak should feel like. Now with the same fingers push your chin, that is what a medium steak should feel like and finally your cheek is what a rare steak should feel like. This is the best technique as all steak thicknesses vary, but remember the steak will continue cooking when you remove it from the heat.
- When the steaks are in the pan finish with a knob of butter, a few springs of rosemary or thyme and a few cloves of cruched garlic (no need to take the skins off).
- When the steaks are cooked rest them on a separate plate, pour any juices over the top and leave for the same time you cooked the steaks for, minus one minute. It's at this resting stage that I add another small knob of cold butter, the steak is still cooking so the cold butter helps the cooking to slow down and absorbs into the meat.
- Finally serve your steak with a sprinkle of sea salt flakes. If you follow these guidelines and give a little love to the steak it will be the tender and mouth watering.